Friday, February 5, 2010

Afghanistan tourism promotes its virgin peaks to climbers

Sunday Herald Article, 10 Apr 05. Despite the landmines and bandits, mountaineers are eager to conquer the Hindu Kush. Soon the mountains will be subject to a new, and this time peaceful, invasion: from mountaineers in search of adventure among the world’s last unclimbed peaks. The formidable spine of towering ranges that make up the Hindu Kush across the country’s centre and the icy Pamirs in the far north represent the last frontier for climbers bored with the Alps or the Himalayas and craving new challenges. Afghanistan -- Mountains of our Minds hardcover book by Bob McKerrow.

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